Goodhand Theatre

226 S. Chestnut Street,
Kimball, NE 69145

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The Goodhand Theatre is a small town single screen theatre independently owned and operated. Terry and Amy Sorensen are the owners. Seating is listed at 215. It served the county population of 2,600 showing first run features until it closed by early-2013.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 9, 2006 at 6:55 am

Here is a recent photo of the Goodhand Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 25, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Another photo can be seen here.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 7, 2010 at 6:12 pm

The theater was up for sale when this photo was taken:
http://tinyurl.com/y9b5n8u

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 15, 2010 at 11:36 am

Boxoffice Magazine feature on the then new Goodhand Theatre, with photos in an out. Issue of December 4, 1954:
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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on July 13, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Certainly a charming, vintage theater that still graces the small, Western Nebraska town of Kimball. Still features a functioning curtain that is opened before each movie and closed afterward. There is no balcony. Seats, carpet and paint are newer and very nice. That said, the theater still retains its vintage charm. Attended a screening of “St. Patrick’s Day” here in February of 2010 and the presentation was excellent. Be sure to visit when in the area!

rivest266
rivest266 on December 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm

No showtimes posted at the time of this writing. Is this closed?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Here’s a fresh link to the first page of the article about the Goodhand Theatre in Boxoffice of December 4, 1954 (the article continues on the two subsequent pages.) The magazine says the architect’s name was Wate Porter, but I think it must have been Wade Porter, who was listed in the 1962 AIA directory as having his office in Cheyenne, Wyoming

rivest266
rivest266 on August 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Looks closed by the time the Googlemobile passed it by.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 11, 2013 at 5:56 pm

No showtimes are listed for the Goodhand Theatre on any of the listing web sites. I guess it’s been closed.

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